A fine art photography project of four photos in which I investigated the influence of time on the Jurassic Coast. Along the Jurassic Coast you will discover 250 million years of the Earth's history. From the Dinosaurs period until our era. The beauty of the Jurassic Coast is a piece of art created by time. To emphasize this I used long exposures to make a metaphorical connection to prehistoric times. In my second art project (after a Venice exhibition) there is a change of style. From colorful images to a more restrained palette and further research into long exposure photography.

These images have been awarded in the Minimalist Photography Awards 2019, One Eyeland World's Top 10 Landscape Photo Contest 2019, International Photography Awards 2018 and International Photographer of the Year 2017.

Two of the photos are available as unique museum quality fine art prints. I sell them only once as one of a kind artworks.

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Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, England, Th

The Gate, Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, England

Canon EOS 5D mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L at 16 mm, 402 sec., f/14, ISO 100

Gitzo tripod and ballhead, LEE Big Stopper

I've explored the Jurassic Coast, which stretches over 155 kilometers along the English south coast between Exmouth (Devon) and Purbeck (Dorset), on foot and made several long hikes. The footpath that follows the coastline is part of the South West Coast Path, a beautiful route along the sea side and over the spectacular cliffs. The area is a World Heritage site because it offers a unique insight into the geology of the Mesozoic era, say the Dinosaurs Period. You are not just walking along beautiful rugged cliffs with panoramic views over the Channel, it is even better. You'll experience a journey through time.

The views are very impressive. With Durdle Door I fell in love. The natural arch is so photogenic that I took dozens of pictures. The Arch reminds me of the leg of a dinosaur, a step from a prehistoric era into ours. The image above is very precious to me. From this side the shape of the arch is most appealing and I like the movement of the clouds towards the arch that I placed in the center of the frame. The smoothness of the sea and sky and the 'ancient' color palette I used in editing give this series an ethereal appearance.  

Portland Bill Lighthouse, Jurassic Coast, England

Canon EOS 5D mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L at 16 mm, 186 sec., f/14, ISO 100

Gitzo tripod and ballhead, LEE Big Stopper

The Portland Bill Lighthouse lies on the southernmost point of the peninsula Portland. In front of the lighthouse you'll find the remains of a quarry. In this image I like the small but emphatic presence of man in a vast landscape. The elements shaped this landscape over millions of years. We also leave a footprint but over a much shorter period and with greater impact. So although the insignificantly brief period of our existence in the history of the earth we do have an excessive influence on it.

Jurassic Coast, Portland, England, The R

The Rock, Portland, Jurassic Coast, England

Canon EOS 5D mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L at 18 mm, 241 sec., f/14, ISO 100

Gitzo tripod and ballhead, LEE Big Stopper

In 'The Rock' and 'The Rough Line' I tried to imagine what the coast might have looked like in past times. A quite minimal landscape that consists of clouds, rocks and a wide open sea. Nice thing is that you can see the different sediments through the layers of the stone, formed during different periods in history.

The Rough Line, Portland, Jurassic Coast, England

Canon EOS 5D mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L at 16 mm, 305 sec., f/14, ISO 100

Gitzo tripod and ballhead, LEE Big Stopper

The photos below give an impression what is was like working along the coast and what I encountered on the road. The photos on which I am portrayed were made by Jurassic Coast Guide Martin Curtis. On behalf of newspaper Trouw and Wandel Magazine I wrote articles about the Jurassic Coast.

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